National Youth Day, though previously celebrated locally in the dioceses and parishes, contributed to strengthening youth ministry. People have gradually become aware of and appreciate the role of the youth in the Catholic Church. Dioceses and parishes have realized the importance of an effective and dynamic youth ministry. National Youth Day provides opportunities for positive expression of our youth ministers’ desire to embrace Christ’s mission among the youth. It is celebrating a gift, the gift of being young followers of Christ! It call our youth ministers who are more awakened to the realities and signs of our times to be more organized, involved and committed in the works of the Church. It is a celebration of their ministry among and with their fellow youth!
The NYD2017 will take place in the Archdiocese of Zamboanga. The NYD2017 theme follows the theme of the 32nd World Youth Day, “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name” (Lk 1:49).
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